Stars of the festival
Provincetown CabaretFest 2020
'Imagine - The Music of The Swing'n 70s meets the Roaring 20s'
is proud to present 35 top performers this season in Provincetown.
Our performers come from: Boston, Palm Springs, CA., New York City
Rhode Island and Cape Cod.
Provincetown CabaretFest 2020 Stars
Solo Show Performers: Patricia Fitzpatrick, Warren Schein, Michael McAssey, Jan Peters, Joe Della Penna, Lisa Gail, Sean Patrick Murtagh
and Roderick Ferguson.
Sunday Brunch Featured Performer: Pamela Enders
Guest Star Performer: Angela Bacari
Musical Directors: Brian Patton, Tom LaMark, and Michael McAssey.
MCs: Patricia Fitzpatrick, John O'Neil, Warren Schein
Patricia Fitzpatrick, Cape Cod
"Broadway Baby- A Salute to Sondheim"
Saturday, Oct 3rd, 1:00 - 3:00 PM White Wind Inn
Fitzpatrick has performed at Don’t Tell Mama, The Metropolitan Room and The Iguana in NYC, Josephine’s at Club Café, Top of the Pru (Boston), Germano's Cafe, Baltimore, The Sugar Club in Antigua and the legendary Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Room in London, England.
Her original show, “Cougars on the Prowl”, with Dana Lorge and Helena Grenot was nominated for the prestigious MAC Award in 2011.
Fitzpatrick, Warren Schein with Musical Director Brian Patton recently performed her newest show, “Memories of the Playboy Club”, at Don’t Tell Mama in NYC.
Go to Events, Friday October 2nd, 2:30 - 4:00 PM for details of Patricia's workshop, and Saturday, Oct 3rd, 1:00 - 3:00 PM for details of her show at the White Wind Inn.
John O'Neil, Master of Ceremonies & featured artist "Top of the World" Sunday Brunch Oct 4th Pilgrim House.
O'Neil, ‘one of New England’s finest cabaret actors’ (Niagara Falls
Gazette), has also been called a “cabaret sensation” by Boston
John O’Neil is the original creator of the Provincetown CabaretFest
first held in May of 2000. He is a multi-talented person, a performer,
producer, teacher, actor, dancer, master class coach, vocal coach
and audience favorite throughout Massachusetts and beyond.
The CabaretFest is thrilled to have John O’Neil as our muse and friend.
John recently appeared in Revolution Theatre Company’s production
of 'Titanic: The Musical' in the role of Captain E.J. Smith.
John’s CD 'John O’Neil and Jim Rice Live' in the Napoleon Room was released in March of 2016.
Angela Bacari Celebrity Master Coach
& Guest Star at Sunday Brunch, Oct 4th.
Bacari burst into the entertainment scene in the 1970's. An appearance on the Dinah Shore television show brought her the longest studio applause in TV history for a singing performance!
After years in the industry, Bacari, who resides in Rhode Island, became a sought-after vocal coach. One of her most famous clients is Award-winning actress and vocalist, Liza Minnelli. She worked with Liza, after the Liza's stroke.
Angela’s grandson, Nicholas King, was our headliner at the 2019 CabaretFest.
This year Angela will be leading the Celebrity Master Class to prepare our singers for their appearance at the highlight of the festival- Sunday Brunch Show October 4, 2020
Go to Events, Thursday Oct 1st for details of her Celebrity Masterclass 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM.
Jan Peters "Applause, Applause!"
Musical Director Tom Lamark Oct 3rd, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Provincetown CabaretFest welcomes Jan Peters back to the Festival! Peters performed at the first Provincetown CabaretFest . It is our pleasure to welcome her back!
Jan Peters, a Multi-Award winning performer, appears throughout the country accompanied by ensembles ranging from intimate jazz groups to large swing orchestras, Peters appears at many of Boston’s best nightclubs and hotels.
Jan’s cabaret show “Old Fashioned, Please!” was named one of Boston’s Top Ten Shows and continues to receive critical acclaim.
Her debut CD, "Somebody Come and Play" continues to receive rave reviews. Her new CD, "You Started Something" was also released to glowing reviews. Jordan Rich of WBZ Radio in Boston wrote; “Jan Peters has scored another great success performing material she was born to do.”
Jan can be seen regularly in The Napoleon Room at Club Cafe in Boston.
Go to Events, Saturday, October 30th 6:30- 7:30 PM for details of Jan's show 'Applause, Applause'.
Joe Della Penna "That 70's Cabaret Show"
Saturday 3rd Oct, 3:30 - 4:30 PM The Pilgrim House.
The 1970s saw a convergence of genres finding their place on the pop charts in healthy competition with one another - and Joe Della Penna rememberers it all. An avid record collector from early childhood, Joe absorbed the sounds of an era from pop to rock to disco that became part of his style from when he began piano lessons in the middle of the decade.
“THAT 70s CABARET SHOW” kicks off this year’s CabaretFest and features plenty of great sing-a-long, hummable, get-up-and-boogie toe-tapping tunes for everyone to enjoy. This year marks the debut of Joe’s new solo showcase for CabaretFest, and he looks forward to seeing you there!
Go to Events, Saturday 3rd Oct, 3:30 - 4:30 PM for details of Jo's Show 'That 70's Cabaret Show''
Roderick Ferguson " Man Over Board- A 70's Broadway Tribute" Saturday Oct 3rd 5:00 - 6:00 PM The Pilgrim House
Roderick “Rod” Ferguson is a triple threat!
Ferguson can ‘dance’, sing and act. He is also known in Boston as a ‘wicked’ good comedian. Laughter and music go together like a ‘wink & a smile’. Ferguson has spent years taking Masterclasses, attending the Saint Louise Cabaret Convention and is being mentored by both Marilyn Maye and Faith Prince.
After a master class with Barry Levitt, Levitt said: “This kid's got it!”
Roderick will be performing his second solo show at the 20th Anniversary festival “Man Overboard” on Saturday, Oct 3rd at The Pilgrim House.
Do not miss this genuine, hysterical, talented performer. We predict he’ll be on a comedy sitcom soon!
Go to Events, Saturday, October 3rd, 5:00 - 6:00
for details of Roderick's performance.
Pamela Enders Oct 4th, 11:30 - 1:30 PM
"Top of the World" Sunday Brunch
Pamela Enders has participated in several of the Provincetown CabaretFests during the past 20 years. This year she is the featured artist at the Sunday Brunch, May 31 with Musical Director Brian Patton & the Brian Patton Trio.
Enders is a regular in the Boston cabaret scene. Her honey-smooth voice is a treat. She caresses the lyrics and soothes her audience.
Dr. Enders is a strong supporter of cabaret and her fellow performers.
We Welcome Pamela to our stellar roster of Cabaret Festival performers.
Go to Events, Sunday, Oct 4th 11:30 AM
for details of Pamela's performance with the
Brian Patton Trio
Tickets $47, includes show & Brunch.
Warren Schein will be presenting a workshop and MCing the Open Mic Party on Thursday Oct 1st
Michael McAssey. Winner of Best New Series, MAC 2019, 'Piano Bar Live'.
An accomplished conductor & music director, Mac divides his time between onstage and off including conducting the Broadway National Tours of Avenue Q, Titanic: The Musical, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, and appearing onstage as Max Bialystok in three different companies of Mel Brooks’ The Producers'. t
“Non-stop entertainment, punctuated as often by his dazzling vocal prowess as it is by his comic genius” - New York Post
“He manages to somehow be both cabaret’s most accomplished balladeer, and it’s wildest, most uninhibited musical clown!” - Variety
Michael McAssey is the host of Brandy's Piano Bar Live, which streams shows live on Facebook every Monday night. this show was just nominated for a 2019 MAC Award for recurring series.
“Mac” has been a popular member of the New York Piano Bar & Cabaret communities for over 30 years, whether at the piano or standing center stage.
He will be appearing as Musical Director alongside Warren Schein at the Open Mic Party at 8:30 PM Thursday 1st October
Lisa Gail " It Isn't Easy Being Green" Friday, Oct 2nd, 7:00 - 8:00 PM at The Pilgrim House
CabaretFest 2020 is pleased to present Lisa Gail’s long-awaited solo debut concert “It’s Not Easy Being Green.” Show direction by Carol O’Shaughnessy 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree and musical direction by the extraordinary Pianist /Arranger/Conductor Tom LaMark!
Lisa Gail has been a featured performer at CabaretFest Since 2015 performing in the Friday night review show as well as the 3 of the Sunday Brunch shows. Lisa has worked with cabaret coaches including Mark Nadler, Steve Ross, husband and wife team Eric Comstock, and Barbara Fasano, Sharon McNight, Brian Patton, John O’Neil and Lisa’s beloved mentor the late great “Maestro” Barry Levitt. Levitt in speaking of Lisa Gail stated: “She doesn’t know what she has... she is a powerhouse performer!”
In the ’70s Lisa Gail was watching Sesame Street, honing her singing talents in kid pageants, acting in her first professional touring company of Annie Get Your Gun (with Beth Fowler), and singing with ABBA in their 1979 North American Tour in the kid’s chorus of “I Have a dream” to name a few. Lisa will pull together from the above experiences culminating in a show celebrating love, gratitude, and acceptance.
Go to Events, Friday, Oct 2nd 7:00 - 8:00 PM for details of Lisa's performance
Sean Patrick Murtagh Thursday, Oct 1st, 7:00 - 8:00 PM
'My Mama's Radio'.
This is Murtagh's debut at the festival. His Mario Lanza Tribute Show in NYC brought him rave reviews. He has recently appeared at Brandy's Live with Michael McAssey and can be seen performing a variety of top NYC cabaret clubs.
Got to 'Events', Thursday 1st October, 7 - 8PM for details of Sean's event.